ABOVE: This bright crimson earth fig with stubby bracts grows on root like stolons that criss-cross the forest floor. Ficus malayana is one of the most common figs of the mountain forest surrounding Kinabalu Park HQ. In Berg (2005) this fig was listed as Ficus uncinata. In Berg (2007) however the name was changed to Ficus malayana. According to Berg (2007) Ficus uncinata is now considered to be a Borneo endemic which does not occur in Sabah whilst F. malayana is widely distributed in Borneo, Malaya and S Thailand.
All fig photos by Jean-Yves Rasplus taken on 27 July 2004.
Kinabalu viewed from the viewing platform at Kiau Gap View, the gap halfway up the road that runs from Park HQ to the start of the summit trail at the Timpohon Gate.